My name is on the Quit Claim Deed of a home that is paid off and I am still being asked to pay rent. Is this fair?
My mom is 88 yrs old. My Dad has been gone since 2005. When they made a quit claim deed, My brother and sister and I and mom's names are all on that deed. A recent consultation visit with a Elder Law attorney, said that the Quit Claim Deed was a good thing, but the bad thing was, that she still had her Name on it. When my girlfriend moved in here in September, she was asked to pay rent here to my mom. I don't feel it is fair since I am already part owner of this house. My mom has 2 houses both paid for. I live on 40 acres of property that is called the "Family Farm". I have been taking care of mom and all her needs as best as I can for a lot of years now. I even lost my job when I approached my boss in December of 2009, 3 days before X-mas to tell him that I was having issues at home with my mom and needed to miss some time. Three days later he let me go. I was able to get unemployment, but it will not last forever. Moms still has lots of needs to go to the doctor, doing her pills, getting her mail, grocery shopping and all to do with transportation,. We have her on a list to get into assisted living, but she is not wanting to do this. She is ignoring the Doctors suggestions to be there and he understands my need to get back to work. Today my mom says why can't kids just help their parents for free? I couldn't say anything. Any ways, my family feels that I have lived here rent free for the 22 yrs I been here. Many times during those years, I have paid rent off and on and can prove it. My girlfriend quit her job in California and moved to Michigan to help out with my mom till I could get back on my feet. On several different occasions all I hear is that she is here for the money. But everything I do is getting thrown in my face. I feel my girlfriend should not have to pay rent to my mom because I am already a part owner of this house. On top of all we have done for her and don't get paid for.
I don't want to get paid from my mom. but this is all becoming too much for me.
My sister says that mom should get paid the $400 a month rent , and that is to pay for the taxes. That is a $3000 dollar profit for my mom. That money is gonna be taken by the state for her care because she didn't get her name off of the Quit Claim Deed. And I know it is too late for that. Anyways my mom said that none of us can afford the taxes. I told her it would be cheaper for me to pay the taxes than pay rent. Can she legally collect money for rent, when my name is already on the deed? And I don't feel its fair in the end for my siblings to get reinbursed equally for all I have been doing to keep this place up incuding hers Plus all the years of taking care of everything for mom. I also kept her lawn up on 2 acres of lawn over there for 6 yrs now plus the espense of taking care of this place over here that no one seems apprieciative of? Is it okay for mom to be the sole boss to collect when I have done all I can to help her. It doesn't make since to me.. ANd because of all this turmoil, my girlfriend has moved out and rented another place for less, My sister is telling me now that they can get $600 a month rent from here if I move out. I mean what the hey?? I don't understand, I am unemployed, but feel if I want a better life, I need to move out of a home that I have been at for years. What do I do?